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EvilHerbivore Tue 01-Sep-20 12:36:29

DS(9) is a good reader and I'm looking for suggestions of books to get for him that are engaging and challenging without being full of content he's not ready for.
He's finished all the children Roald Dahl and Harry Potters, not that keen on David Walliams but liked Tom Fletchers books for older kids - any suggestions?

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Br1ll1ant Tue 01-Sep-20 12:38:05

Percy Jackson series?

EvilHerbivore Tue 01-Sep-20 12:51:50

Will look at those, thanks

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Cheerybigbottom Tue 01-Sep-20 12:57:21

Ds (8) is working his way through the horrible histories books. I love it when he comes up to me to read a fact he can't believe.

FourEyesGood Tue 01-Sep-20 13:00:07

Seconding the Percy Jackson series. My DS (now 12) loved them when he was 9 and so goes back to them now.

The David Baddiel books (e.g. The Parent Agency) went down well too.

bookmum08 Tue 01-Sep-20 13:03:29

Alex Rider series by Anthology Horowitz is usually a hit at that age.

bookmum08 Tue 01-Sep-20 13:05:03

Anthony not Anthology !! Although that would be quite a cool name grin

RedCatBlueCat Tue 01-Sep-20 13:11:01

The series that got my 9 year old reading at the start of lockdown was Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland. He has now moved onto Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter.

Baboutheocelot Tue 01-Sep-20 13:12:40

The graveyard book
The rats of nimh

Aroundtheworldin80moves Tue 01-Sep-20 13:21:41

Wizards of Once

Xiaoxiong Tue 01-Sep-20 13:33:11

David Baddiel books popular with DS1, also my family and other animals, the Murder most unladylike books, the chrestomanci books by Diana Wynne Jones, horrible histories, a letter for the king by tonke dragt, d'aulaire's greek and Norse myths. Trying to get him into the Redwall books by Brian Jaques at the moment.

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